Iran’s Supreme Leader Outlaws the Teaching of Music

In a program called “No Child Left Enriched,” the Ayatollah of Iran has banned the teaching of music. Quickly, we must summon and deploy Kevin Bacon. From The Guardian:

“Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said today that music is “not compatible” with the values of the Islamic republic, and should not be practised or taught in the country.

In some of the most extreme comments by a senior regime figure since the 1979 revolution, Khamenei said: “Although music is halal, promoting and teaching it is not compatible with the highest values of the sacred regime of the Islamic Republic.”

Khamenei’s comments came in response to a request for a ruling by a 21-year-old follower of his, who was thinking of starting music lessons, but wanted to know if they were acceptable according to Islam, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. “It’s better that our dear youth spend their valuable time in learning science and essential and useful skills and fill their time with sport and healthy recreations instead of music,” he said.”

Whatta piece-a shit!

I deliver that comment from a vast bank of ignorance re: both Iran and Islamic values, but the music-slam in the third paragraph! This guy’s got a real turd in his punchbowl!

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